India (Food Crisis)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th February 1966.

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Photo of Miss Betty Harvie Anderson Miss Betty Harvie Anderson , Renfrewshire East 12:00 am, 8th February 1966

Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that the prime need is for maize and that, however important it may be to get a certain amount of wheat there, what will prevent absolute starvation in a few weeks' time is the making available of maize, as this is by far the greatest shortage?